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THE MOKXIXG OREGOXIAX, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1908.
Fourteen - Year - Old Spokane
Boy Tries to End His
DOESN'T WANT TO RECOVER
Lad Writes Note to Mother Stating
He Is Too Bashful to Go to
School and Would Rather
Go to . W ork.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Sept. S. (Special.)
Rather than a-o to school. Winifred
Thayer, a 14-year-old schoolhoy. snot
himself with suicidal Intent, using a
small-caliber rifle. The stock of the
gun had been sawed off. apparently
. with the purpose of making the weapon
handier in the deed of self-destruction
This Is the note his mother, who lives
on Knox avenue, in Spokane, found this
morninir shortly after 8 o clock:
"Mother I "do not want to go to
school, so I am going to shoot myself.
I am too bashful to go to school.
would rather get a Job and o to work.
His mother summoned a physician.
and after the bullet had been extracted
the boy said to the physician: "I did
it cn purpose, and I do not want to get
The bullet entered the body a-trlfle
below the heart, was deflected down
ward and backward toward the spine,
and lodged under the skin of the back.
The chances for the boy's recovery
FARMERS TO GOME WEST
CO-OPERATIVE IXION DECIDES
TO MEET AT WALLA WALLA.
rnanimously Chosen by Delegates
as Place of Meeting of Na
tional Gathering in 1909.
WAIJiA WALLA. Wash., Sept. S-
(Special.) More than 2000 white silk
bade bearing the words "Walla Walla,
Wash.. In distributed among the
hundreds of delegates in attendance on
the National convention of Farmers'
Educational and Co-operative Union, held
in Fort Worth. Tex., during the past
week, axe responsible for the unanimous
vol of the convention in selecting the
Garden City for the meeting of the Na
tional gathering in 1909.
D. G. Cox. Walla Walla's representa
tive at the farmers' gathering, conveyed
the above message to Secretary A. W.
Moore, of the Commercial Club, here to
day, by telegraph.
Although residents of this city and
adjoining towne have worked for the next
meeting to come to Walla Walla for some
time, there has also been a strong pull
made by Spokane men to take It there,
and the announcement received yesterday
comes as a double victory for the West
and Walla Walla.
SAYS HUSBAND IS CRUEL
Woman Who Seeks Divorce Is 7 6
Years Old, Defendant Nearly 80.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Sept. 8. (Special.)
Clare Gelslcr. aged 76 years, has sued her
husband. Frederick Geisler, for divorce,
alleging 30 years of cruelty. The husband
is nearly SO years of age. and is an
Austrian by birth. They were married in
Nebraska in ISM. and the wife pleads that
Gelsier repeatedly knocked her down, and
elates that some months ago he served
time in the Washington County Jail for
assault upon her.
Geisler has property and money to a
value of 12700. end his wife avers that
che has helped to earn all of it. She
wants fciGO to prosecute her complaint,
and asks the court to give her one-third
of the realty and $1000 alimony.
FAIR GROUNDS DEDICATED
Western Washington Association
Exhibition Opens at Seattle.
SEATTLE. Sept. 8. Thousands of
spectators were present this afternoon
when United States Senator Samuel H.
Piles formally dedicated the grounds of
the Western Washington Fair Associa
tion which had Just opened Its first
Holsteins were Judged this morning.
John L. Smith, of the Hazelwood farm
of Spokane, carrying off with but one
exception all the first prizes. Smth's
cow. Mercedes do Kolaban. Just before
she won first prize this morning was
milked and 43 pounds of milk was the
LINE NEARLY COMPLETED
Traffic Over Wallowa Extension to
Begin September 21.
LA GRANDE. Or., Sept. 8. (Special.)
Regular traffic into Wallowa County over
the newly-constructed Wallowa County
extension will begin September 21. ac
cording to a statement from headquarters,
but this event will be preceded by a pop
ular excursion on the 20th, when the O.
R. & N. will run excursion trains to Wal
lowa from here. This will inaugurate the
The track has now been laid to WaU
Iowa town, the construction reaching that
Archabbot Visits Mount Angel.
. MOUNT ANGEL. Or.. Sept. 8. -(Special.)
Most Rev. Archabbot Frowin. O. B. B.,
of Conception. Mo., has been giving a re
treat to the Fathers of Mount Angel
Abbey, and leaves for home tomorrow.
He has spent much time in the West and
Is particularly pleased with Oregon.
Mount Angel College and Seminary
opened today with a large number of
Marine News of Seattle.
SEATTLE, Sept. 8. After a pleasant
passage the steamer President arrived
Xmm San Francisco with 236 passengers.
The steamer Watson also made port
from San Francisco with a full cargo and
fair passenger list.
The steamer Senator arrived in from
liia ate&nier A. Q.. Lindsay arrived, back
from St. Michael and Nome after a
strenuous passage. She. left here
July 5. convoying the sternwheel
steamer Julia B and two barges.
One of the barges strained Itself
in hiw m-enther. jinri made water so
hadtv It had to he left at Cordova. The
steamer and other barge were landed
- i . . a Minimal. V. a vpa.
sel had good weather. She will be placed
on the Valdex run.
The steamer Santa Clara left for Valdex
with a full cargo and 70 passengers. A
stowawav was discovered after the
steamer left out and he was sent ashore,
causing. Dtigm ioj .
The steamer Falcon is back from her
maiden voyage to Nome ana is ai tne
i .... . v. ha. mnrhinprv tuned
AUiaa jram HJ iiato " - " i
up. The Falcon is said to have given
The steamer Citv of Puebla departed for
San Francisco with SS3 passengers and a
The steamer Dolphin leaves tomorrow
night for Southeastern Alaska, today
having taken the Chippewa s run to vie
The British steamer Franklin arrived
from Port Towneend tonight to load
WASHINGTON MILLS BURN
Fire Destroys Plant Near Belling
ham Incendiarism Is Suspected.
BELLINGHAM, Wash.. Sept. 8. The
Belfast Mill of the Larson Lumber Com
pany, ten miles southeast of this city,
burned early this morning, ine mm
was not being operated and incendiar
ism is suspected.
An investigation has been ordered.
The plant was a small one and the loss
but 115.000. with $4500 insurance.
Fined for Hunting Without License.
HILLS BORO, Or.. Sept. 8. (Special.)
The first cases of violation of game
laws for the year were tried at Banks,
ten miles north of this city, Saturday.
Walter Beard and Clem Inkley, upon
complaint of State Game Warden Stev
enson, were fined 825 and costs each
for hunting without a license. The de
fendants pleaded guilty and, as a re
sult of the penalty, there has been
quite a cail for licenses from the moun
tain districts in the northern portion
of Washington County.
, Investigates Land Clearing.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 8. (Special.)
Forestry Expert Thompson, of - the
Agricultural Department, who is Inves
tigating the methods employed in re
moving stumps from logged-oft lands,
has returned from a trip to Tillamook
County. The local Chamber of Com
merce has Invited Mr. Frye. of Seattle,
to come here and give a demonstration
of his patent process of removing
stumps, which is said to be economical
WILL BORE- FDR OIL
Company in Linn County to
LANDS WILL BE LEASED
Will Resume Old Schedule.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 8. (Special.)
With the end of the Summer traffic,
the Corvallis & Eastern will discon
tinue the service of two trains a day
from Albany to Taquina on September
15. The old service of a round trip
each day will be resumed.
Prescriptions at Eyssell's. 2S9 Mor.
Experts to Be Engaged and Opera
tions Conducted on Extensive
Scale in Territory Between
Lebanon and Lacomb. .
ALBA NT, Or., Sept. 8. (Special.) To
develop oil deposits in Linn County is
the purpose of a company formed yes
terday afternoon at Lebanon. The com
pany includes a number of the lead
ing, business men of Lebanon and
about 40 farmers residing between Leb
anon and Crabtree.
This promises the most extensive
movement ever undertaken to prospect
for petroleum In this county, and the
indications of big oil deposits In the
country between Lebanon and Lacomb
will be thoroughly tested.
The new company will be Incorpor
ated under the name of the Lebanon
Oil & Mining Company. At yesterday's
meeting the following committee was
named to form the corporation: Attor
ney Samuel M. Garland, John Griggs, C.
11. Vehrs. John Middlestadt and Henry
That' there is oil in Linn County
there is no doubt, but the problem to
solve is whether it exists In paying
quantities. For years, indications of
oil have been found in many places
just south of Lacomb, and southward
from that point within three miles
from Lebanon. Many attempts have
been made by individuals In past
years to bore for" oil near Lacomb. and
petroleum has always been found, but
no "gushers" have ever been struck.
The new company promises the first
systematic Investigation of the coun
ty's oil resources. The company will
lease lands which give indications of
containing oil, and will prospect in a
scientific manner. Experts will be se
cured to do this part of the work.
The farmers who have been instru
mental in organizing the company have
several tracts already located, where
oil is believed to exist in paying quan
School opens September
14th, but our new Bchool
suits are open now.
Here's everything in cloth
ing to make the "new scholar
feel easy under .the critical
eyes of his fellow pupils.
Boys'' Russian and blouse
suits, 4 to 8 years old, special
values at $2.45.
Boys' suits in double-breasted
or Norfolk style, plain or
Knickerbocker trousers, sizes
8 to 15 years, special values
166-170 Third Street.
Preparing to Car for Visitors.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 8. (Special.)
The Salem Board of Trade has com
pleted arrangements by which it can
reserve rooms in advance for any state
fair visitors who so desire. By writing
to Secretary A. F. Hofer, of the Board
of Trade, and stating the kind of room
desired or tiie amount the visitor de
sires to pay, any number of rooms can
be reserved. In this manner Senator
Fulton today secured rooms for him
self and a party of six friends. During
fair week the Board of Trade will keep
.intii criH iiav and will have
clerks and messengers ready to assign
visitors to rooms, ui course it n
derstood that a person who has a room
reserved in advance agrees to take It
for the time speclfisd.
DEATH ROLL IN NORTHWEST
James A.' Hurst, Pioneer of Wasco
THE DALLES, Or., Sept 8. Thirty
nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren
survive James A. Hurst, who
died at his home, eight miles east of
this city, last. week. Air. nursi ajso
leaves eight daughters and four sons,
besides his widow. Mr. tiursiwas
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SHRINERS' PARADE AT EUGENE SATURDAY
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pioneer of Wasco County, having re
sided here continually tor over 40
years. He was born in Tennessee in
1830. He married sMlss Malindy Davla.
of Franklin, Mo., In 1850. the young
couple starting for the West the fol
lowing year, making the Journey in a
wagon drawn by oxen to the Willam
ette Valley. Mr. Hurst served as a
volunteer from Linn County, under the
command of Captain Sodil. in the In
dian War. He settled in Wasco County
with bis family in 1865. Mr. and Mrs.
Hurst celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary on' October 1. 1900. Mr.
Hurst was an extensive farmer and
fruitgrower. All his surviving eons and
daughters, grandchildren and great
grandchildren reside in Wasco County.
Dr. D. X. Clark.
.DAYTON, Wash., Sept. 8. Dr. Dudley
N. Clark died suddenly at the home of
D. A. Black on September 1. He at
tended to his professional duties on
Monday, but was stricken with illness
in the evening and died a few hours
later. What adds to the eadnees of
Dr. Clark's sudden death is the fact
that he was soon to be married to Miss
Blanche Dickinson, of Dayton.
Dr. Clark was aged 29 years, 7
months. 3 days. He was born in Jack
son County, Or., but- his parents moved
to Latah, Wash., when be was a child.
He was a graduate of the school of
veterinary science of Washington State
.i Pullman. He came to Day
ton three years ago and engaged in
the practice of his profession. He Is
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
I. N. Clark, of Latah, Wash.; five
brothers, Henry J., Jesse, Alvin, Amos
and Arthur Clark, all of Latah, Wash..
j ih... aluters. Mrs. J. E. Gtbbs. of
Gifford. Idaho; Mrs. Tom Murphy, of
Oakesdale. wasn.. ana Jars, nm-jr v"
rettas, of Tekoa, Wash.
NEW HOSPITAL PROPOSED
Several Sites Offered for Institution
DALLAS, Or., Sept. . (Special.)
Rev. Father H. J. McDevitt, of Port
land, is in Dallas endeavoring to le-
cure the establishment of a Catholic
hospital in this city. A conference was
held with the leading Business men auu
nhvaiclans yesterday afternoon, all
present promising to give their hearty
support to the movement.
Several sites for the location of the
proposed institution have been offered,
and it is generally considered that the
establishment of the hospital is as
sured. Whites and Hindus Meet In Conflict.
-vTrnvkwTA i a snt. 8. A neht be
tween Hindus and whites here last night
resulted in 40 of the former being rounded
up at the police station, several of them
suffering from cut faces and battered
heads. The fracas occurred in a saloon
where a number of both nationalities
. Chair and bottles were
used freely and the fight spread to the
street, where more Hindus had gathered,
attracted by the shouts of their country-
- ryl.,. nHi-.nt nf the nnlirn sum
moned by the bartender, put an end to
the row, out not Deiore several cuui
hatants on both sides had sustained se
vere injuries. The Hindus were not
:harged, aa the wnes, wno escaped ar-
:st, are yenevea w imvo piQuyiutiou uie
the four local fire companies. The
company has elected the following of
ficers: President, E. W. Sears; record
ing secretary, F. M. Powell; financial
secretary, F. K. Churchill; treasurer,
F. R. Jewell; foreman, W. C. Burns;
first assistant foreman, William R.
Hand; second assistant foreman, D.
Man Wanted in Idaho Arrested.
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 8. At the request
of the local police, Emil Stanke was yes
terday arrested at Harrison, Neb., on sus
picion of connection with the murder of
William C. Simmons, who was shot from
ambush on his ranch In Highland Valley
last Saturday. - Stanke is a brother of
August Stanke, who was killed by Sim
mons two years ago. Simmons was. ao
qultted on the ground of self-defense and
bitter feeling has existed affain.st him
among Stanke's relatives and friends ever
since. Emll Stanke was arrested as he
was alighting from an eastbound train,
and It Is alleged he was on his way home
from Idaho. Further Investigation Is be
Kvff sell's. Mor.. op. rorhett hlrig.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 8. (Special.) The great feature of Saturday in Eugene was the Shriners' parade, wu.i
took place at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The marching line of 500 of the nobility, each wearing his rpd fe with
gold symbols was a sight worth while.
The Arab Patrol from Al Kader Temple, Portland, the Oriental Band in their gorgeous Eastern colors, together
with the namy novel features of the parade, made it a remarkable one.
Men who have attended these big meetings of the nobility for years, speak most highly of Eugene's entertain
ment. "' ' ' ' ' "
Fire Drills May Be Resumed.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 8. (Bpecial.)
The custom of holding regular fire
drills may be resumed by the Albany
Volunteer Fire Department. The sub
ject of reviving the custom was
broached last evening at a meeting of
Linn Engine Company No. 2 one of
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